Agriculture Sector Needs New Funding, MPs tell Government

Today, John Barlow, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Richard Lehoux, Associate Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, issued the following statement regarding the Trudeau government’s failure to provide new funding to support the agriculture sector:

“Yesterday, the Trudeau Liberals claimed they were supporting the agriculture sector, but we have since learned that the funding isn’t new. This is a slap in the face to farmers and producers across the country.

“Farm groups in Canada have been vocal about their need for support during this pandemic, including the Canadian Federation of Agriculture which asked the government for $2.6 billion in support. Instead of helping the agriculture sector when it needs it the most, the Liberals decided to re-announce the $125 million already budgeted in the Agri-Recovery program.

“This is not the first time during this pandemic that the Liberal government has re-announced programs and funding for the agriculture sector. The first major agriculture announcement the Liberals made, $5 billion in funding for Farm Credit Canada, was a 2019 campaign commitment and unrelated to COVID-19.

“The unprecedented nature of this pandemic calls for unprecedented action, not recycled programs by a government that does not consider the agriculture sector to be a priority.

“Canada’s Conservatives will continue to press the Trudeau government for real help for our agriculture sector, including reforming the Business Risk Management programs. We will always stand with our farmers and producers.”

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David Sweet, M.P.

The Lynden Food Drive will be a little different this year.

Look for the reusable bag dropped off at your door this week. Then on Dec 5th between 9am and 12pm place any items you wish to donate in the bag and leave it on your porch -- a Lynden Firefighter or other community volunteer will pick it up. You can also drop off your donation in person at the Lynden united Church between 11 and 12.

If you're in a position to do so this, please consider donating to this worthy cause -- it will make a difference.
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The Lynden Food Drive will be a little different this year.

Look for the reusable bag dropped off at your door this week. Then on Dec 5th between 9am and 12pm place any items you wish to donate in the bag and leave it on your porch -- a Lynden Firefighter or other community volunteer will pick it up. You can also drop off your donation in person at the Lynden united Church between 11 and 12.

If youre in a position to do so this, please consider donating to this worthy cause -- it will make a difference.

11 hours ago

David Sweet, M.P.

Today I spoke on McMaster's launch of The Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats.

Hosted at the McMaster Innovation Park, this Nexus will bring together leaders from all walks of life with the goal of preventing future pandemics and mitigating global health threats. The technologies coming out of this centre will boost job growth and cement Hamilton on the global innovation map.

Congratulations again to McMaster University for continuing to break down barriers and driving new ways of delivering research breakthroughs.
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David Sweet, M.P.

Now more than ever, we all need to: #supportlocalbusiness. #shoplocal. #eatlocal. There are many great options in our community for food, holiday gifts, services and more. Check out online ordering, curbside pickup, gift cards and delivery options.

Each Tuesday, I will highlight a local business in Flamborough-Glanbrook. If you have suggestions, please let me know via e-mail: david.sweet@parl.gc.ca

This week, I'd like to highlight the Copper Kettle Cafe in Waterdown — 312 Dundas Street East. It's a delicious and inviting hangout in the village core that offers famed apple fritters, other snacks, meals and always a great cup of coffee.

Let's support our phenomenal local businesses in #FlamGlan! #hamont #SupportSmallBusiness
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Now more than ever, we all need to: #supportlocalbusiness. #shoplocal. #eatlocal. There are many great options in our community for food, holiday gifts, services and more. Check out online ordering, curbside pickup, gift cards and delivery options.

Each Tuesday, I will highlight a local business in Flamborough-Glanbrook. If you have suggestions, please let me know via e-mail: david.sweet@parl.gc.ca

This week, Id like to highlight the Copper Kettle Cafe in Waterdown — 312 Dundas Street East. Its a delicious and inviting hangout in the village core that offers famed apple fritters, other snacks,  meals and always a great cup of coffee. 

Lets support our phenomenal local businesses in #flamglan! #hamont #supportsmallbusinessImage attachment

Please see the statement issued by my colleague MP Tracy Gray, the Shadow Minister for Export Promotion and International Trade. While this transitional trade agreement with the United Kingdom is a welcome step, we echo the multitude of concerns voiced by Canadian businesses, industries and labour associations. It seems that the difficult work of eliminating existing trade barriers between us and our oldest ally will fall to future leaders. ... See MoreSee Less

Please see the statement issued by my colleague MP Tracy Gray, the Shadow Minister for Export Promotion and International Trade. While this transitional trade agreement with the United Kingdom is a welcome step, we echo the multitude of concerns voiced by Canadian businesses, industries and labour associations. It seems that the difficult work of eliminating existing trade barriers between us and our oldest ally will fall to future leaders.

It’s time for Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party to stop punishing small business who are trying to survive the devastating financial impact of this pandemic. These audits must be put on hold!It has been 19 days since our Conservative small business motion passed through the House of Commons.

The Liberals have done nothing to stop their punishing audits of small businesses.

They are ignoring democracy and hurting Canadians.
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It’s time for Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party to stop punishing small business who are trying to survive the devastating financial impact of this pandemic. These audits must be put on hold!
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